Fun Fact: Which Maryland County is One of the Few Places in the U.S. Where You Can View Wild Horses?

There are few places in the United States where you can view wild horses in their natural habitat. If you visit Assateague Island in Worcester County, you will encounter the feral descendants of once tame horses. The horses are split into two main herds, one on the Virginia side and one on the Maryland side of Assateague. They are separated by a fence at the Virginia/Maryland State line. There are a couple of theories as…

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Fun Fact: You Can’t Beat These Biscuits… or Can You?

Maryland beaten biscuits originated on the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland and date as far back as the 16th century. The exact origin and specific knowledge of the person or group that started making the Maryland beaten biscuit is not known. The recipe has been passed down by local families. One such family, the Orrell’s of Wye Mills, started making these biscuits in their kitchen in 1935. In the 1990s they were the last known…

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Fun Fact: One of the World’s Oldest Railroad Bridges Is in Maryland – Where Is It?

Located over the Gwynns Falls stream near Carroll Park in southwest Baltimore, the Carrollton Viaduct is the first stone masonry arch bridge built for railroad use in the United States for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and is currently one of the oldest railroad bridges still in use in the world. Photo courtesy of Maryland Historical Trust The bridge was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last living signer of the Declaration…

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Fun Fact: What Maryland City is Known as the Decoy Capital of the World?

Located on the banks of the historic Susquehanna Flats, Havre de Grace in Harford County houses one of the finest collections of working and decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled. Decoys, or artificial birds, have been used for centuries by hunters of wildfowl. The hunter places a number of these faux birds about the hunting area that will encourage them to land nearby. Originally carved from wood, they are now typically made from plastic. Some…

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Fun Fact: Which County is Currently Flying the Largest Maryland Flag?

Photo via Frederick County MD Facebook page You can’t miss the 85 foot tall by 65 foot wide Maryland State flag (hot air balloon) on the grounds of Linganore Wine Cellars in Frederick County – now through October 31st! Piloted by Patrick Smith, the display fulfills his lifelong dream of owning a balloon depicting the state’s flag that began at a festival he attended with his parents at 4 years old. “Every time I saw…

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Fun Fact: What Famous Actor Is Buried in an Unmarked Grave in Carroll County?

CBS Television / Public domain Which actor of 1960's television fame once called Carroll County, Maryland home? Fred Gwynne, star of The Munsters.  Fred Gwynne, an American actor who may be best known for playing Herman Munster in the long-ago aired CBS comedy The Munsters, spent his final days at his residence in Taneytown, Maryland. He and his wife Deborah had lived there less than a year when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and…

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